G.T.DESIGN is the Pioneer brand of the contemporary rug. Since 1977 has been designing and producing objects with complete respect for man and the environment. In the 80s and 90s, Deanna Comellini, designer and art director, and Michele Preti, alongside her at the head of the company, embarked upon a route that would take them towards the idea of non-perfect design, therefore, authentic, real and emotional. The investment made into research on materials and textile structures led to the discovery of the previously unexpressed potential of this hazily-defined industry. For G.T.DESIGN the textile element of the home, be it a rug or a furnishing accessory, becomes expressive and different, far removed from the standardization of industrialized productions. Making innovations in the textile environment means starting from the individual and from gestures. This is why we take into account, at project level, the free interpretation which everyone can contribute that brings forth inconsistencies, imperfections, manual workmanship and the direct pleasure of the material. G.T.DESIGN has been an active member of Children Care & Fair, an international association dedicated to the protection of children's rights, since 1997.
The rug is the earth upon which we are born. It resembles us. It's the first element around which we build an intimate and domestic area. It represents the fragrance, habits and poetics of a home. The rug is an archaic symbol which, for G.T.DESIGN, becomes contemporary, everyday, the sign which materializes the confines of personal space. The rug assumes a functionality free from conventions and renewed figurative power.
Our research extends its confines to furnishing textiles: because textiles in the environment give us the most intimate comfort; it's like our skin, pliant and durable; because the material develops and changes with us. Today, therefore, we can not only propose material door-diaphragms, like light filters designed to leave space for the individual, but also surfaces and seats whereby viscose material is supported by light metal surfaces that satisfy new needs for contract and receptive realities. Then there are the cushions, created to play and imagine and slide over our inclinations. Covers and bedcovers in soft hemp, jute, linen and wool fibres with their embroideries, colours and innovative finishes, inflect a new way of understanding textiles in interior design.